Saturday, November 17, 2012

Banners for Foster Kids Birthday Partys Blog Hop

 Hi! Welcome to Foster Kids Birthday Party's Blog Hop! Many of you may be familiar with CardMonkey's awesome banner hops for kids... I was so inspired by them that I wanted to find another opportunity to do good with my crafting. I happened upon a volunteer at Birthday Magic at a work event & followed up with them. They loved the idea of handmade birthday banners, so I put out the call and I was lucky to have 15 awesome crafters join me! So today you will get to see everyone's creations!
If you've never heard of Birthday Magic, you can see their site here - BirthdayMAGIC is a program of the Volunteer Center of Sacramento, which provides personalized monthly birthday parties to children currently living in Sacramento area homeless shelters, transitional living facilities, community programs or residential treatment centers. The goal of BirthdayMAGIC is to brighten the lives of children by providing fun, meaningful and memorable birthday parties during what can be an awkward and challenging experience in their lives. Each month, children living in these shelters will celebrate birthdays – through financial support, volunteer help and the BirthdayMAGIC program, these wonderful children will receive a birthday party thrown in their honor. For more information on sponsoring a party please contact us at or call (916) 567-3100. I'm looking forward to dropping off all the amazing banners For them to use in the parties! So now, sit back & enjoy all the great banners!!! You should have started the hop at: Jennifer Restivo And if you've been following along, you should have come from:
I am so excited to be a part of this blog hop as both of my children are adopted.  I was so happy to hear that this agency does such a nice job in providing birthday parties for children who wouldn't otherwise have one that I just knew that I had to participate. I 
made my banner from both of the Cricut cartridges that Close To My Heart sells, Art Philosophy (AP) and Artiste.  I cut out the pennants at 6 inches and the letters at 2 1/2 inches from AP and the spaceship, robot, planet, UFO and rocket ship were cut out from 2 to 3inches from the Artiste cartridge.  Please click on the banner to see it up closer. 

Thanks for stopping by and please visit: to see the last banner in the hop.

In case you get lost, here is the blog hop line-up:
Jennifer Restivo

Madeleen Field

Jamie Moore

Susan Bermudez

Suzanne Roseberry

Shawn Mosch

Melissa Pinter

Kim Varonin

Lisa Thorpe

Jessica Shelton

Cristy Sova-Davis

Tonia Williams More


  1. Very Cute. I have the close to my heart cartridges and I have yet to use them. I just might have to investigate them today! Thanks for the inspiration. - Kim

  2. Your banner is great! I love the different space shapes!

  3. Great banner - would never think to do it but I'm sure a little boy would be super excited by it! Thanks so much for being a part of the hop and for making something to help a child's birthday be special!

  4. Great banner. As the mom of two girls, I'm always in awe of boy themed creations. Love the space theme!


  5. They are lovely, I remember when we used to put up some Pull up Stands for special occasions, they really made the event much more special and decorative. They are such simple things but they can really send a message very well. Thanks!